Nose: So very rich with macerated black cherries, luxurious dark chocolate, dried fruits and bramley apples steeped in Cognac.
Palate: Silky verging on ethereal; chocolate, spiced apples, dates, raisins and candied orange peel make up this mouth-coatingly amazing dram.
Finish: Long edging on ridiculous. As expected with a whisky this old the finish just keeps on going. Expect pears, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate shavings and espresso.
Overall: This malt has perfect balance, there are big flavours cut with subtle ones. It is full-bodied but not abrasive. It is quite simply excellent.